Hairstylist Paige Brueck Breaks Down the Curtain Bangs Trend

11/11/2020

When it comes to haircuts, almost none are more controversial than bangs. Some people love them, others hate them, and some people just love to hate them. 

Regardless of your feelings on the style, there’s one type of fringe that everyone wants right now — at least, if social media is any indication. Two words: curtain bangs

These long, wispy bangs have been making waves on TikTok and Instagram. Not to mention, the cool-girl approved style has already been spotted framing the foreheads of celebs like Gabrielle Union, Mandy Moore, Jennifer Lopez, and Bella Hadid

To learn more about the trend, we spoke to Atlanta-based hairstylist and owner of Pink Dagger Studio, Paige Brueck.

Here, she dishes on how to pull off this season’s hottest fringe.

The Trend

Popularized in the 1970s by Brigitte Bardot and Farrah Fawcett, curtain bangs are highly considered an easier to manage style. Parted down the middle and flared-out at the ends, these bangs frame your face similar to how a curtain frames a window. Unlike traditional bangs, this textured fringe tends to be much softer and feathered, giving off an effortless French-girl vibe.

Curtain bangs have been steadily gaining in popularity over the past few months and according to Brueck, it is largely due to their low maintenance and versatility. “It’s just cutting so it’s less commitment than color,” she says. “That and they’re super cute and really customizable to each client.”

The Maintenance

Compared to micro or blunt bangs, curtain bangs require way less upkeep. In fact, this style tends to grow out really nicely over time, blending in seamlessly with the rest of your hair. However, with great bangs comes great responsibility, so you will need to get them trimmed every four to six weeks in order for them to maintain their shape.

“The maintenance is really as they grow out as face-framing layers, so a monthly bang trim will keep them fresh,” says Brueck.

The Styling

According to Brueck, any hair type or texture can pull off the curtain bang trend as long as you style them. In fact, she recommends blow-drying and shaping your fringe with a round brush as well as making sure to use a good smoothing spray or lotion to keep them in place.

“I personally think all hair textures work with curtain bangs as long as you style them. I like to use a round brush to blow them dry, straight down and side-to-side, to allow them to fall as a ‘curtain’ around the face,” she said. “I really like using Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion for adding really soft texture and laying down fly-aways.”

Are you a fan of the curtain bangs trend? Let us know in the comments below.

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.

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